The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton

Napier, Francis Scott, 8th Lord

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, describing his house in Wilton Lodge and the surrounding area. He notes as a hint to Dickenson [who has visited Bath for the waters] that the waters of Gilsland are four miles away and they are supposedly very beneficial for stomach complaints.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier also writes on financial matters, his wife's pension and his wishes to secure money for his children. He writes of his future aims of securing a seat in government. He knows that the current administration would be happy to ‘have one in their number of the sixteen’. He will not ‘ride post’ in canvassing as others do, as he can see no benefit to it. His political views are well known and those peers who are of the same opinion will be for him and those of the opposition will not.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues on Napier's Irish legacy, which the court has decided against him. He has been advised to appeal, which he has now done [a will made by a Mrs Napier].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wilton Lodge, [Roxburghshire].</p>

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